Category Archives: Patient Engagement

Medical–Legal Partnership Builds a Culture of Upstream Advocacy

Originally posted on March 13, 2014 By Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, JD and Edward Paul, MD Sometimes the screening questions a doctor most needs to ask her patients are not the ones she has traditionally been taught to use. During a recent visit, Dr. … Continue reading

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Curating Content via Social Media: A New Role for Physicians

By Matt Hawkins, MD Social media in health care is all the rage. Set up a Twitter account, get a Facebook page—heck, even start a Pinterest account for your office or group. Mix it together with a little video content, … Continue reading

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Innovative Undergrad Course at Rice: Applying Design Thinking to Health Care Problems

First in a series By Jennifer J. Salopek Three weeks ago, at a restaurant in Houston, the solution to a major health care problem may have germinated. Around a table were gathered Michael Fisch, MD, chair of the Department of … Continue reading

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Doctors Are Patient Educators in the Information Age

Originally posted on January 24, 2014 By David Agus, MD Historically, we’ve often thought of the doctor-patient encounter as something of a silo. Patients come in with symptoms, and the doctor addresses them, perhaps ordering tests or referring the patients … Continue reading

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Educate Future Doctors to be Patient Advocates

By Casey Quinlan Listen to author Casey Quinlan’s interview with Dr. Aniruddha Malpani on patient engagement.  Patient engagement and patient advocacy are hot topics in the American health care system, due to health care reform and enabled by ready access to … Continue reading

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The Invincible Athlete: Why You Should Sign Up for Health Insurance Now

Originally posted on January 30, 2014 By Avi Giladi, MD Last week Kevin Ogar, a competitive athlete, coach, and certified CrossFit trainer, had an awful accident resulting in severe spinal cord injury. This occurred while he was performing a complex Olympic lifting … Continue reading

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Young, But Not Invincible

By Scott Wetzel Saturday is National Youth Enrollment Day. If you aren’t sure about purchasing health insurance, consider my situation. In early January of this year, I was struck with an illness that nearly ended my life.

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A System for Health

By Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho Picture: An AED in every room. A cardiac catheterization lab in every mall. And 200,000 more gastric bypass surgeons practicing in the United States. Absurd? Maybe. But if we continue down our current path … Continue reading

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Building Patient Partnerships in the New Era of Health Care

By Jennifer Sweeney Patients and clinicians need help understanding how they can work together, not only to achieve the best health outcomes, but to transform the health care system to be patient- and family-centered. This work requires changes in thinking … Continue reading

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Top 10 Posts of 2013

In case you missed them, here is a roundup of our Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2013: 1. Proposed U.S. Allopathic and Medical Schools, by James E. Lewis, Ph.D. 2. Matching the Unmatched: The Role of the Medical Student Career Advisor, … Continue reading

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